IJC Judging Symposium 2000 Toronto

Introduction
Last summer at Mt Hood the International Judges Commission (IJC) held itssecond annual Pro Judges clinic in an effort to continue the growth of ourworldwide snowboard clinic’s to increase the level of training and educationfor our pro snowboard judges. Thanks once again to the IJC membership andtheir belief in what we are accomplishing for the riders and judges, the IJCtrained and certified 140 Pro Level judges and well into the 400 range forNational level judges from over 30 countries. By using the same educationalprocess and the same testing procedures (a snowboarding first) worldwide,the IJC has enhanced the process by which we train and educate judges. Thishas had positive results in the level of professionalism we strive to attainas well as fostering good relations with the riders we serve. All thejudges need to be commended for their hard work as well as the manyorganizations who support the IJC. This years camp will be even better andincludes: five clinic days including Pro Judges section, Pro Head Judges andTrainers section, a tough new exam, new certification and test resultscompleted at the clinic, credentials awarded at the clinic, a TS section forfreestyle, the new updated freestyle manual and best of all…all in thebeautiful city of Toronto.

IJC-NA 99 Clinic Goals
The judging clinic will have five distinct areas of involvement and will allcenter around the freestyle disciplines of straight airs, quarterpipes,slopestyle, halfpipes, and open discussions for feedback from ourexperiences to help keep up with the rapid progression of freestylesnowboard contests. The emphasis will be video judging, judging skills,trick identification, difficulty and execution and the placement within thejudging range of scores. To do this a judge has to be comfortable withjudging all phases of a run in the halfpipe or any trick off a straight airjump, as the judge needs to be well grounded in the basic mechanics of theindividual maneuver. In addition, there will be an emphasis placed on theformats that are found at the various contests offered by differentorganizations as well as those advocated by the IJC. The five areas ofconcentration for the clinic are as follows:

1. Training for designated North American judges who hold the Pro Judge I,II and III level of certification and who will be judging extensively in NAand internationally will again be certified through a testing process andwill view a new video, discuss new maneuvers, and share insights with riderson what is taking place in the course of a halfpipe event and where thedifficulty in progression in the halfpipe and individual trick assimilationin straight airs and quarterpipes. This section is a focused element forthe best NA-IJC judges to determine what and how things need to be judged.This section will be led by Marcello Centurione, Tom Wagener, Jay Moore, andBryce Maxwell.

2. Specific instructor training for the development of IJC instructors totrain Regional and National judges. Descriptions of the difficulty ofvarious maneuvers as well as the basics of judging will be covered. Alsoincluded will be an interpretation of judges responsibilities, a descriptionof contest situations and actual halfpipe judging. Judges will be assignedto take part in this activity and will be given instructor supplies for thecontinuation of their work. This section will be led by Marcello CenturioneBryce Maxwell and Tom Zikas

3. IJC Head Judge training which will consist of an overview of practiceday before the contest and checklist of requirements of straight airs,halfpipes, judges stand, supplies and contest personnel. Day of contestduties for judges and Head Judges in training, scoring, and assisting theTS. Discussion of running of the halfpipe contest. Closure of the contestincluding review of judging by both official judges. Maintenance of halfpipeas final item. This section will be led by Jay Moore and Tom Wagener.

4. TS training. In comnation with the ISF TeCom TS trainingÖwe will focuson Technical Supervising of the snowboard freestyle site. This willbe covered in detail with particular emphasis on competition organization,liaison work with various work groups (sanctioning bodies, promoters,mountain crew, race departments), safety issues and media concerns will alsobe covered. This session will be held with the ISF and is open to HeadJudges who hold HJ Pro Judge II and III certification as well as 5 years ofInternational and Pro experience. This section will be led by Tom Wagener

5. Open discussions will occur throughout the IJC clinic. What this will dois allow the IJC to acquire valuable feedback from it’s representatives, thejudges, giving them a chance to voice there experience and discuss whatworked and didn’t work during the season of 1999/2000. Furthermore it givesthe rider and event organizer a chance to have there opinion heard as itwill be passed on in these discussions from individual judges.

Information Concerning the Clinic Schedule
August 59:00 – 15:00 Arrive in Toronto and drive to Neil Wycik (college) or where ever youmay have booked
17:00 – 20:00 Check in (yes this is when you pay and please have thecorrect amount) at the Clinic location – Snowboard Canada Magazine Office (directions listed below for location).
The IJC Pro Judges Clinic fee will be $100.00 US FUNDS payable to the IJC in Toronto.This amount only covers the Pro judge and head judge clinic. The ISF TS clinic will have their own fees and will be addressed at that time by Tom Wagener and Franco

August 6
7:30 – 8:00 If needed….check in continued (yes this is when you pay
8:00 – 9:00 Welcome and Introduction to the IJC, and overview of thisyears Manual and Start of IJC Judges Clinic
9:00 – 10:00 Straight Jump; Quarter pipe, Slope Style theory with focuson video judging
10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 12:00 Straight Jump, Quarter Pipe, and Slope Style continued
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:00 Open discussion on material covered in the morning
14:00 – 14:15 Break
14:15 – 16:00 More Video Judging (SJ, QP, SS)
16:00 – 16:15 Break
16:15 – 18:00 Open discussion on personal experiences with the 1999/2000judging season (SJ, QP, SS)
18:00 and on Dinner and Study Time

August 7
8:00 – 10:00 Halfpipe theory with focus on video judging
10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 12:00 Halfpipe continued
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:00 Halfpipe continued
14:00 – 14:15 Break
14:15 – 15:30 Open discussion on material covered and experiences with the1999/2000 judging season (HP)
15:30 – 15:45 Break
15:45 – 18:00 Pro Judge Practical and Written Test
18:00 and on Dinner

August 8
8:00 – 10:00 IJC Head Judge Training – IJC Manual Overview and Video Judging
10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 12:00 Head Judge continued
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 14:30 Open discussion on material covered and experiences with the1999/2000 judging season
14:30 – 14:45 Break
14:45 – 16:00 Pro Head Judge Practical and Written Test
16:00 – 16:15 Break
16:15 – 18:00 Training and Material handout of Instructors for NA National/ Regional Clinics
18:00 and on Dinner and vote on IJC positions

August 9
8:00 – 10:00 ISF TS Training (including FS, Alpine, BX)
10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 12:00 TS Training
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 15:00 TS Training
15:00 – 15:30 Break
15:30 – 18:00 TS Training
18:00 and on Dinner and Study Time

August 10
8:00 – 10:00 ISF TS Training
10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 12:00 TS Training
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 15:00 TS Training
15:00 – 15:30 Break
15:30 – 18:00 ISF TS Written Examination and Certification.
18:00 and on Dinner – Party!

August 11
All Day ISF points administration orientation including registration

August 12
Depart from clinic and go home
Depart from clinic and drive up to Wake Stock…the biggest summer party youwill ever go to. Details will be available at the clinic

Information Concerning IJC-NA Clinic 2000

RESUME YES RESUME
In order to properly record what level of experience everybody has had up todate with judging snowboard contests we require that you have all thecontests that you have ever done recorded on a piece of paper! Noreferences or anything, just you contests judged. I can hear the groaningfrom here. If I can type this document out ….you can at least get me thisRESUME. IT IS VITAL TO THE PROFESSIONALISM OF HOW WE AS JUDGES ADVANCE TO THE NEXT LEVEL. Thank you in advance for your co-operation. AND YES I WILL HAVE MINE DONE!

Gear
There will be no need for any snowboard gear. This is a completely dryclinic. Unfortunately there will be no on snow training. This can be oneof our round table discussions for future clinics. Advantages anddisadvantages to on snow training. Example: Should we setup a mini contestin order to get a close environment to a real contest……

Arrival
All judges should arrive in Toronto on Saturday, August 5. You shouldarrange vehicles as soon as possible because once again Toronto is holdingone of the biggest street festivals in the world.

Clinic Location
The Clinic itself will be held at the following address which is in the East endof the Toronto City Centre. We will use the conference room provided for us by Steve Jarret, owner Snowboard Canada Magazine

1 Sunlight Park Rd, 6th Floor, Toronto, Ontario Canada M4M 1B5.Closest major intersection is Eastern Avenue & DVP (Don Valley Parkway).

Directions: take Eastern Ave one stop light west of DVP. Turn east (right intraveling east) at stoplight onto Broadway, then west (right) onto SunlightPark. Park in rear lot behind building at the very back row.

Costs
There is a $100 US Funds fee for the clinic to help defray costs and providefor credentials and certification materials. You will be booking your ownflight and accommodations individually so this clinic fee will be acceptedupon arrival to Toronto but we still require a registration form.

Lodging

Toronto is hosting one of the biggest street festivals in the world. At anyrate I have tracked down the most affordable place and blocked off somerooms for a limited time. If you don’t want to book from this place thenplease feel free to book somewhere else. You can use http://www.toronto.comas a starting point for looking. If you want to book from the place I found I have added to the bottom ofthis e-mail the information on rooms and pricing. When booking a room atNeil Wycik College please use the following group number

#008175

and e-mail the required information to hotel@neill-wycik.com, I currentlyhave blocked the following

Singles 12 rooms
Twins 8 rooms
Doubles 1 room

Dorm style which is 5 people to a room…could be anybody in one room. 22beds blocked. Basically this place is almost like a hostel but I checked itout and it really isn’t that bad at all. Very clean. If you guys have anyfurther questions or concerns please feel free to e-mail me back. BOOKBOOK…they will not last!!!! This is especially true for the first weekend dueTo the street festivalÖafter the weekend it should open up and staying there should be reasonable.

Information provided by the Neill ñWycik College people concerning the hotel accommodations follows:

Thanks for your interest in Neill-Wycik College Hotel.During the school year we are a student residence; but from May throughAugust we open our doors as a hotel to people from around the world!The hotel is located in the heart of downtown Toronto. Visitors can accessthe subway system and/or walk to many of the attractions Toronto has tooffer. Limited on-site parking is available.

Our accommodations are arranged in units with 4 or 5 bedrooms sharing 2washrooms and 1 kitchen/common lounge area. This allows for guests to loungetogether and still maintain bedrest summer party youwill ever go to. Details will be available at the clinic

Information Concerning IJC-NA Clinic 2000

RESUME YES RESUME
In order to properly record what level of experience everybody has had up todate with judging snowboard contests we require that you have all thecontests that you have ever done recorded on a piece of paper! Noreferences or anything, just you contests judged. I can hear the groaningfrom here. If I can type this document out ….you can at least get me thisRESUME. IT IS VITAL TO THE PROFESSIONALISM OF HOW WE AS JUDGES ADVANCE TO THE NEXT LEVEL. Thank you in advance for your co-operation. AND YES I WILL HAVE MINE DONE!

Gear
There will be no need for any snowboard gear. This is a completely dryclinic. Unfortunately there will be no on snow training. This can be oneof our round table discussions for future clinics. Advantages anddisadvantages to on snow training. Example: Should we setup a mini contestin order to get a close environment to a real contest……

Arrival
All judges should arrive in Toronto on Saturday, August 5. You shouldarrange vehicles as soon as possible because once again Toronto is holdingone of the biggest street festivals in the world.

Clinic Location
The Clinic itself will be held at the following address which is in the East endof the Toronto City Centre. We will use the conference room provided for us by Steve Jarret, owner Snowboard Canada Magazine

1 Sunlight Park Rd, 6th Floor, Toronto, Ontario Canada M4M 1B5.Closest major intersection is Eastern Avenue & DVP (Don Valley Parkway).

Directions: take Eastern Ave one stop light west of DVP. Turn east (right intraveling east) at stoplight onto Broadway, then west (right) onto SunlightPark. Park in rear lot behind building at the very back row.

Costs
There is a $100 US Funds fee for the clinic to help defray costs and providefor credentials and certification materials. You will be booking your ownflight and accommodations individually so this clinic fee will be acceptedupon arrival to Toronto but we still require a registration form.

Lodging

Toronto is hosting one of the biggest street festivals in the world. At anyrate I have tracked down the most affordable place and blocked off somerooms for a limited time. If you don’t want to book from this place thenplease feel free to book somewhere else. You can use http://www.toronto.comas a starting point for looking. If you want to book from the place I found I have added to the bottom ofthis e-mail the information on rooms and pricing. When booking a room atNeil Wycik College please use the following group number

#008175

and e-mail the required information to hotel@neill-wycik.com, I currentlyhave blocked the following

Singles 12 rooms
Twins 8 rooms
Doubles 1 room

Dorm style which is 5 people to a room…could be anybody in one room. 22beds blocked. Basically this place is almost like a hostel but I checked itout and it really isn’t that bad at all. Very clean. If you guys have anyfurther questions or concerns please feel free to e-mail me back. BOOKBOOK…they will not last!!!! This is especially true for the first weekend dueTo the street festivalÖafter the weekend it should open up and staying there should be reasonable.

Information provided by the Neill ñWycik College people concerning the hotel accommodations follows:

Thanks for your interest in Neill-Wycik College Hotel.During the school year we are a student residence; but from May throughAugust we open our doors as a hotel to people from around the world!The hotel is located in the heart of downtown Toronto. Visitors can accessthe subway system and/or walk to many of the attractions Toronto has tooffer. Limited on-site parking is available.

Our accommodations are arranged in units with 4 or 5 bedrooms sharing 2washrooms and 1 kitchen/common lounge area. This allows for guests to loungetogether and still maintain bedroom privacy. Guest services include dailyhousekeeping, 24-hour front desk and concierge service, and in-roomtelephones. For a visual tour of our facilities, visit our web site atwww.neill-wycik.com . 2000 Rates

Single Room (1 single bed)= $35.71
Twin Room (2 single beds)= $52.01
Double Room (1 double bed) = $52.01
Dorm Bed = $20.00
All rates are in Canadian dollar, and are subject to 12% tax.
20% Discount for Students, Seniors and HI members10% Discount for 7 days or moreTo make a reservation request, simply fill out the following form and eitheremailit, or fax it to us at (416) 977-2809; or give us a call at 1-800-268-4358or (416) 977-2320. Upon receipt of your request, your reservation will bemade based on availability and a confirmation letter will be mailed to you.Just a note, you can also take advantage of some excellent specials in ourcafe! Breakfast specials start at just $3.99.

contact: Noella Cornelisbedroom privacy. Guest services include dailyhousekeeping, 24-hour front desk and concierge service, and in-roomtelephones. For a visual tour of our facilities, visit our web site atwww.neill-wycik.com . 2000 Rates

Single Room (1 single bed)= $35.71
Twin Room (2 single beds)= $52.01
Double Room (1 double bed) = $52.01
Dorm Bed = $20.00
All rates are in Canadian dollar, and are subject to 12% tax.
20% Discount for Students, Seniors and HI members10% Discount for 7 days or moreTo make a reservation request, simply fill out the following form and eitheremailit, or fax it to us at (416) 977-2809; or give us a call at 1-800-268-4358or (416) 977-2320. Upon receipt of your request, your reservation will bemade based on availability and a confirmation letter will be mailed to you.Just a note, you can also take advantage of some excellent specials in ourcafe! Breakfast specials start at just $3.99.

contact: Noella Cornelis